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   43Tal C. ChaikenChicago(312) 471-8725tchaiken@rshc-law.comtchaiken@rshc-law.comRiley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLPwww.rshc-law.comwww.rshc-law.comchaikental.jpgCommercial Litigation
Tal C.
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
70 W Madison St Ste 2900
Chicago IL 60602-4246
Ph.(312) 471-8725 Fx.(312) 471-8701
Recommended by peers in:
Commercial Litigation
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Tal is a tenacious litigator who successfully represents clients in class actions and other complex disputes nationwide.

She uses her outside-the-box thinking to develop strategies that lead to early victories and save client resources. When faced with complex disputes, she conducts critical factual analyses that turn cases around, researches legal issues creatively and efficiently, and drafts winning briefs. Tal's approach to litigation combines a focus on the legal dispute at hand with the utmost consideration for her clients' business needs. Her work leads to positive outcomes that promote her clients' long-term objectives.

Tal has successfully participated in a bench trial, argued substantive and procedural motions in federal and state court, defended victories on appeal, and assisted in or managed all stages of litigation, including fact discovery, expert discovery, trial and appeal.

Tal has a deep commitment to pro bono work and has represented clients in various areas, including wrongful convictions and civil rights. Tal recently represented a wrongfully convicted person and obtained the first ever Certificate of Innocence awarded in Peoria County, Illinois. Tal received the Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono Award in 2016.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. District Court
  Northern District of Illinois
  Northern District of California
  Northern District of Ohio

Year of Birth:  1988

Law School:  University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2012

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Managing editor,The University of Chicago Legal Forum

Undergraduate School:  University of Chicago, B.A., economics, 2009

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With honors

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Northern District of Illinois Excellence in Pro Bono Award
  • Emerging Lawyers, recognized in Commercial Litigation, 2017-present

Firm Description:  
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila was established in 2016 to drive exceptional results and provide elite legal services with value-based pricing. Lean by design, their highly experienced and diverse team is intensely focused on solving their clients’ legal problems as business problems.

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